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Arsenal

The Robin song does us no credit

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I don't think there is a better or noisier group of away fans in the Premier League than ours.

At the weekend, while the commentators pleasured themselves as they murmured about the "famous Anfield atmosphere" our boys and girls out-sang the Scousers all game long.

They were loud, supportive and funny.

The Robin song does us no credit

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I don't think there is a better or noisier group of away fans in the Premier League than ours.

At the weekend, while the commentators pleasured themselves as they murmured about the "famous Anfield atmosphere" our boys and girls out-sang the Scousers all game long.

They were loud, supportive and funny.

Michu Pichu

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Ali G in da house!!! Ten games of the 2012-13 BARCLAYS Premier League season are in the books. This much I feel 100 percent confident writing onto a massive read and wildly popular sports weblog: 1. Michu will score 76 goals this season for Swansea City. 2. Fulham will win the league title. 3. Arsenal won't score, probably until December.

Half of Arsenal’s mid-field and attack will be different next season

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By Tony Attwood

It has been interesting to read comments on blogs which but a short while ago were calling for "glass ankles" Van Persie to be set aside, and yet without a blink (or an admission that they were wrong) are now blaming the Arsenal management for not having tied the same VP [..

‘I Woke Up In The Bath With A Totally Blank Mind’ – Nicklas Bendtner Claims To Have Been Drugged On Night Out

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By Chris Wright

Talking to Danish magazine Cover Man, Nicklas Bendtner has claimed to have been the victim of a deliberately spiked drink, recalling one particular night out at London nightclub Boujis last year that saw the bleary-eyed Dane papped with his trousers around his ankles while attempting to leave the scene without attracting any undue attention an incident which later cost him two weeks' wages.

‘I Woke Up In The Bath With A Totally Blank Mind’ – Nicklas Bendtner Claims To Have Been Drugged On Night Out

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By Chris Wright

Talking to Danish magazine Cover Man, Nicklas Bendtner has claimed to have been the victim of a deliberately spiked drink, recalling one particular night out at London nightclub Boujis last year that saw the bleary-eyed Dane papped with his trousers around his ankles while attempting to leave the scene without attracting any undue attention an incident which later cost him two weeks' wages.

Robin Van Persie delays: Panic stations ensue

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Arsenal fans react in horror after RVP didn't sign on the dotted line

Fear, loathing, paranoia struck Arsenal when the news broke of RVP failing to renew his contract on meeting with Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis on Wednesday. There is a reason why these are called negotiations and RVP will obviously take into account what the other clubs have to offer so he can come back to the table to see if Arsenal can improve their terms.

Snapshot: Mertesacker Posts Photo Of Busted Ankle, Looks Like An Aubergine

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By Chris Wright

As you may have seen at the weekend, faced with the prospect of having to chase down Sunderland whippet James McLean, Per Mertesacker's ankle gave up the ghost and tucked itself underneath the rest of the lithe German in a bid to get out of the way as the Irish winger hurtled through to score the opener.

The BIG Question: Are ‘Robin Van Arsenal’ A One-Man Team?

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By Chris Wright


Q: Why don't Arsenal score from corners
A: Because Van Persie takes them!

Q: What's the most popular item in the Arsenal club shop?
A: The Van Persie tea tray, because it carries 10 mugs!

Videos

Why does Liverpool’s Charlie Adam hate Tottenham’s Gareth Bale?

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Liverpool's Charlie Adam continued his mysterious personal crusade to obliterate the ankles of Tottenham's Gareth Bale during a pre-season friendly in America. The Scotsman may have just been unhappy at the Welshman's refusal to turn out for Team GB at this summer's Olympics, but given the pair's previous something sinister could be lurking underneath the [.

Disgusted At Their Own Team, Racing Club Fans Pelt Players With Crutches (Video)

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By Chris Wright

My my, it's just one big, happy family at Racing Club at the moment.

Days after a 4-1 derby loss against despised local rivals Independiente saw their coach resign and their super-fruit-loop-loco Colombian striker Teofilo Gutierrez go paintball gun-happy on his own teammates in the dressing room afterwards (incidentally, Gutierrez has since been loaned out to Lanus), comes this debacle.

Craig Bellamy Warms-Up With The Rubber Band Dance (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Pies' undoubted highlight of the weekend, Craig Bellamy and his rubber band (I think I saw them play at a wedding once) going through a bit of choice choreography on the touchline at Anfield on Saturday...

The sad fact is, some sports scientist somewhere has spent good money running test after test to show that warming-up with a laggy band around the ankles can increase muscle efficiency by 0.

Craig Bellamy Warms-Up With The Rubber Band Dance (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Pies' undoubted highlight of the weekend, Craig Bellamy and his rubber band (I think I saw them play at a wedding once) going through a bit of choice choreography on the touchline at Anfield on Saturday...

The sad fact is, some sports scientist somewhere has spent good money running test after test to show that warming-up with a laggy band around the ankles can increase muscle efficiency by 0.

Indian Defender Destroys Own ‘Keeper With Two-Footed Torpedo, Gifts Goal To Cocky Striker (Video)

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By Chris Wright

It's not often we get to share 'highlights' from Indian football, but this little gem from the I-League merits a mention. East Bengal spanked Pailan Arrows 4-1 last Tuesday, with the home side's third goal of the afternoon being well worth another look.

Newcastle 1-0 QPR: Leon Best Ensures Sparky Gets Off To Worst Start Possible…Sorry (Photos & Highlights)

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By Chris Wright

First things first: Sincere apologies for that god-awful pun. I tried to rise above it, and failed. Miserably.

Anyway, Newcastle inflicted defeat upon Mark Hughes in his first game in charge of QPR, with a neat solo effort from Demba Ba's deputy Leon Best proving to be the difference between the two sides at the Sports Direct 80% Off Insane Spring Sale Arena.

Cristiano Ronaldo & Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo Make Awkward Dinner Guests (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Say what you like about Cristiano Ronaldo but the guy actually takes the fact that he tends to end every game with bloodied, knackered ankles rather well all things considered.

Saturday's Madrid derby, which Real won 4-1, was one of those occasions as Atletico ended the evening with two red cards and five yellows against their name while Ronaldo and several of his teammates endured what's known in technical terminology as 'a battering'.

Season 2011-12

One Down, Three To Go

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Just what Spurs needed three points. No alarms, a decent effort that lacked a cutting edge to convert our massive superiority into more goals but none was needed in response to opponents who reeked of the sickly unpleasant odour of apathy. And people have said our players don't care. I'm surprised the Blackburn squad could summon up the effort to climb the stairs of the team coach.

One Touch Too Many

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One touch too many, a phrase that sums up Spurs' performance last night. A radically altered team seldom captured the flowing passing style that's been a feature of our season and we couldn't score against 10 men despite having all the possession and territory in the second half.

This was like a trip back in time, all the way back to, oh, last spring at least.

Thierry Henry

Seattle Sounders vs San Jose Earthquakes Scouting Report: Behold the Poacher

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I'm writing this post just a few miles away from Buck Shaw Stadium, home of the San Jose Earthquakes. Have I traveled down to the Bay Area to scout the Earthquakes first hand? To watch their practices with an eagle eye hoping to decipher tendencies that may surface in their upcoming match with the Seattle Sounders?

Artur Boruc’s Friday Rage List

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AAAAHHHHHHHH I AM ARTUR BORUC AND THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT MADE ME ANGRY THIS WEEK:

1. VIDEO CAMERAS -- IF THERE IS A VIDEO CAMERA BEHIND ME RIGHT NOW THEN I AM NOT GOING TO BE HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF THERE IS NOT A VIDEO CAMERA BEHIND ME RIGHT NOW THEN I AM NOT GOING TO BE HAPPY!

Real Madrid

Real Madrid make small but deliberate change to their crest for UAE resort island partnership

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In the initial response to the announcement that work would soon begin on a ridiculous $1 billion Real Madrid-themed resort island in the United Arab Emirates, the focus was obviously on talk of brand growth and jokes about Pepe. But now that the plan has progressed and the foundation stone has been laid, Marca has noticed a tiny but interesting change Real Madrid made for this project.

Iker Casillas gets his ankles spray painted (Valencia v Real Madrid)

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Some great Spanish sock-painting Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas had to become a victim of graffiti in order to take to the field for his side's match against Valencia on Saturday. The Spain international was spray painted to get his kit to meet the referee's expectations. The match officials were not happy at a considerable [.

Pies’ Christmas Gift Ideas – No.1: Small Figurine Of Sergio Ramos Taking A Dump

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By Chris Wright

This may be about to become the shortest-lived feature in Pies history, but Christmas is crowning over the horizion (six weeks folks) and naturally our thoughts have started turning toward our nearest and dearest.

Indeed, what better way to show Granny Ethel that you love her than by watching her eyes light up on Christmas morning as she unwraps a bespoke gift sent with love from you to her maybe a small ceramic figurine of Sergio Ramos curling one off with his shorts around his ankles perhaps?

The Rest

Nicklas Bendtner’s Fine Again Exposes UEFA’s Hypocrisy

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The modern football fan has grown accustomed to dealing with hypocrisy and idiocracy from the governing bodies that oversee the game. FIFA, UEFA, CONCACAF, etc. regularly make poor decisions and hand out head scratching fines and decisions all the time. The real frustration for me when it comes to dealing with the chronic nonsense from the alphabet soup on governing bodies is the feeling that they never seem to learn.

Tell Me Who To Root For In Euro 2012

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I really have no particular affinity for or hangups with any of the European Championship teams. This is a little odd for me because in club soccer I'm known to arbitrarily pick a side and then live or die with them as if I was born on their home stadium's hallowed grass. But international? I'm a USMNT fan, of course.

DTotD: Nigel De Jong is slightly less violent when playing against children

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The Netherlands are based in Krakow, Poland for Euro 12, which is also where they opened Cruyff's Court with a friendly match against a group of children. Manager Bruce van Marwijk risked an international incident before the tournament even begins by allowing Nigel De Jong to play against the kids, but thankfully Nigel took it relatively easy on them.

A most appropriate marriage

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Raul was actually born in 1947. True story. In the sort of fixture that makes you rub your eyes in the confused half-light of early season-meets season's end, Schalke is visiting PPL Park today to rub elbows (and hopefully not ankles) with the Union. It is a bizarre scheduling quirk that adds the burden of a midweek game to the clogged schedule of a Union team which has had little luck this

Corner: MLS Style

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There was one moment among many during Saturday's Montreal - Portland game where the Impact decided to fight through a crowded box and take their chances. This was soccer without space. Enough ankles and feet made sure the ball got nowhere near goal. There was no threat from the wings, and, once committed, no real direction in that cavalcade of players.

Dominic Oduro scores lone goal as Chicago Fire defeat Union

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Bridgeview, Ill. (March 24, 2012) - On a windy and surprisingly cool evening at Toyota Park, the Chicago Fire were able to put the pressure on the Philadelphia Union early, and then hang on for their first win of the season.

Dominic Oduro scored for the Men in Red in the 27th minute off a cross from Marco Pappa for the only goal of the match and Paolo Tornaghi made some crucial late saves as a Fire defeated the Union 1-0.

Regeneration is a Soccer Player’s Best Friend

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They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, but the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team has a new best friend: a regeneration kit.




What is a regeneration kit?

It's a kit with a foam roller, a tennis ball, a lacrosse ball and elastic bands of varying resistance.





Foam roller: used for self-massage, to warm up the tissue and work out soreness.

Learning To Tackle, Possibly A Couple Years Late

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This might be a touch simplistic and naive, but...

Shouldn't DVDs on 'how to tackle' be handed out to the youth teams of Premiership clubs, rather than the guys getting six figures a week to go in at some poor man's ankles?

But the higher ups at the FA in England have deemed it a necessary act.

2011 Regionals Diary Day Two

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For the tournament I'm doing Outside Pack Reffing. There's a minor problem with roller derby - it's not that outside pack reffing isn't important; it's just that it could be said that the other positions are just "more equal" than OPR - honestly, it's much like Assistant Referees in soccer; when you have good OPRs things can go absolutely awesome, and the inside refs appreciate the heck out of them and it can turn a well-reffed bout into an awesomely reffed-bout.

The Joey Lawrence Appreciation Society Proudly Remembers Player Y

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Nothing breaks the heart like a candle whose flame is blown out by the wind. Noted actor Joey Lawrence's career burned with promise and brimmed with energy. From the very first episode of the late 90′s TV show Blossom, audiences fell in love his "whoa" and looked forward to decades of avant grade artistry.